Watermelon-Mint Martini Recipe
Makes 2 drinks
- 6 mint leaves, plus sprigs for garnish
- 1 Tbsp. simple syrup (see directions below)
- 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup watermelon cubes
- 1/2 cup vodka
Total time: 20 minutes
To make simple syrup: Combine 1 cup granulated sugar with 1 cup water in a glass jar; seal tightly. Shake until dissolved. Refrigerate until needed.
Place mint leaves, 1 Tbsp. simple syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker; muddle the mint, pressing and twisting to release its oils. Add watermelon cubes and muddle until they're juiced.
Fill shaker with ice and shake vigorously until very cold. Strain into 2 chilled martini glasses. Garnish with mint sprigs and serve.
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